The future of deeds of witches?

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    Witches are usually in fairy tales, but there are plenty of practicing witches in real life too, sacrificing and killing various things. Ritual murder being a prominent crime statistic worldwide. It can be debated whether or not they move evil powers with the practice, but it is physically evident, both in ordinary life and in courts of law, that their practices are evil. Knowing this, and considering their evil results, why does every witch story erase all the evil deeds of a witch when a witch dies, restoring all victims to normal? What is the meaning and the significance of the fact, that all the victims of witches are restored when the witch dies? At least for a speculation .... And in every story ....
     
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    Witches don't kill. Ask your parents about those Hallowe'en costumes you're apparently still wearing.
     
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    "Ritual murder [by witches] being a prominent crime statistic worldwide"k is a nonsense statement.
     
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    All you are telling is snippets of stories. Have you some real witch stories to share so maybe we can figure out what the heck you are talking about?
     
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    Okay, what I am trying to say is, why are all the fairy tales written such, that the victims of witches get restored upon the death of the witch? Is this because this is what happens in real life too? Or happened in the past when witches were more easily prominent? What does this aspect of fairy tales mean?
     
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    Witches in fairy tales might be symbols for something else. I'm searching my mind for witches in fairy tales. I sort of remember that a bad witch in Sleeping Beauty wanted to keep her from marrying Prince Charming. Good witches assigned to protect her, Flora, Fauna and Meriweather (for some delightful reason I remember their names!) eventually put her into a deep sleep till Prince Charming woke her up. What does it mean? Sometimes you have to wait? Good conquers evil? Love conquers all?

    What do you think?

    You suggest that, in the past, witches were more easily prominent? Not sure about that.
     
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    The myth of the "evil" witch was another bullshit myth made up by the Church so they could control people, aespecially women. You get your masochism freak on, and you keep the accused's possessions as a bonus.

    "Witch" actually means "wise woman" (and hag means "holy woman" or "priestess"). And that, to the patriarchal Church, was a threat. You can't have women going around taking care of their own affairs when what you're selling is a male God. It's bad for bidness.
     
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    The Church wrote Sleeping Beauty?
     
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    Enemies of the chief or lead clan in African tribal groups were often identified as witches, thus justified for killing them.
     
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    remember in the 80's where the rightwwing fundy loons were on a witch kick
     

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